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Natale… e dintorni 2022

Church of Santa Caterina, Thursrsday 29th December 2022 @ 6.30pm

 

A concert by:
Laura Lo Re (voice)
Antonello Tonna (piano)
Dario Miano (sax)

 

MORE INFO
Taormina Hotel Association – hotelmaster@taohotels.com – 39 379 100 1942

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Christmas Concert

by the Children’s Choir of the Town of  Taormina – Piccolo Coro Città di Taormina

Congress Hall, Monday 26th December 2022 @ 7.00pm

Free entrance

 

It is possible to book the entrance (not the seat) at this link: https://forms.gle/c4vZ8ezefqEUhX7H9

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Living Presepe – Living Nativity Scene

… e la Luce brillò… Venite e vedete!

18th edition

From December 26th 2022 to January 8th 2023

Parrocchia Sacro Cuore di Gesù –Trappitello,  Taormina (ME)

Free Entrance

During Christmas time in Italy, you are bound to come across cribs in homes and piazzas all over the country. Many cities also have a living crib, or a living nativity scene. It is thought that St. Francis hosted the first living nativity scene in 1223, sparking a tradition that continues in Italy to this day. Beginning on Christmas day, and running until January 6th, towns throughout Italy hold pageants to re-act the night of Jesus’ birth. Actors portray Mary, Joseph, the three Magi and other biblical figures from the gospel.

In Trappitello, peripherical area of Taormina, every year in Chrismas time, a Living Crib with more than 200 “actors” and “walk-ons” is organised. It is one of the most appreciated living cribs of Sicily counting 22.000/25.000 people visiting the event every year.

The location set is the huge garden of the old small church of Santa Venera with impressive old buildings such as an oil mill, a millstone, a mallet and a windmill.  While in a secluded and evocative place the Capanna della Natività is located, where the Holy Child is welcomed and warmed by the love of his parents, Maria and Giuseppe, and by a docile ox and a tender donkey.
In fact there are many and various animals “working” as extras in the crib – among which a majestic camel stands out.

On January 6th, according to tradition, the Three Wise Men (the Three Kings) will enter “Bethlehem”, bringing their gifts to Baby Jesus: gold, frankincense and myrrh.

At the exit of the Living Nativity there is the possibility to visit the ancient Church of S. Venera, admire a rich exhibition of Holy Jesus and taste typical products of our tradition.

Opening hours
– 26 December – 5.00 pm / 8.30 pm
– 27 Dicembre – 6.00 pm / 8.30 pm
– 29 Dicembre – 6.00 pm / 8.30 pm
– 30 Dicembre – 6.00 pm / 8.30 pm
– 1 January – 6.00 pm / 8.30 pm
– 2 January – 5.00 pm / 8.30 pm
– 3 January – 5.00 pm / 8.30 pm
– 6 January – 5.00pm / 8.30 pm
– 7 January – 5.00pm / 8.30 pm
– 8 January – 10.30am /12.30 – 4.00pm /7.00pm

MORE INFO

The event will also take place in case of rain.

How to get there:  Motorway A18 Messina/Catania, exit Taormina, Direction SS. 185 (statal road, blu sign),  500 metres from the motorway exit.
More info: T. +39 0942/50210 – M. +39 339/8320324 and +39 349/4289961 – presepetrappitello@gmail.com

FB: www.facebook.com/presepetrappitello
#presepetrappitello

Tao Christmas Fest

from December 16th 2022 to January 6th 2023

 

PROGRAM

>>> download the program <<<

 

Decenber 16, 2022 – January 6, 2023
Taormina Congress Hall Photo Exhibition “Pasolini/Pound. Scatti da un’intervista” curated by Francesca Barbi Marinetti
Open everyday 16.30am-4.30pm
Free Entrance

 

Decenber 16 – Congress Hall, “Pasoliniana” – homage to Pierpaolo Pasolini
@ 4.00 pm, vernissage Photo Exhibition “Pasolini/Pound. Scatti da un’intervista” by Francesca Barbi Marinetti
@ 5.00 pm, Sala B – “Lo scandalo Pasolini” with Marcello Veneziani. Lyrics by Luca Violini
@ 6.30 pm Sala B – “Il fiore delle mille e una notte” (ITA/FRA 1974, 125′ directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini).
@ 9.00pm Sala A – Piano recital by Morgan

December 17 – Congress Hall, “Pasoliniana” – homage to Pierpaolo Pasolini
@ 2.30 pm, Sala B – Film “Edipo Re” (ITA/MA 1967, 104′ directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini)
@ 4.30 pm, Sala B – “L’eredità poetica e politica di Pier Paolo Pasolini”, a talk with  Antonio Di Grado, Fabrizio Catalano, Adalberto Baldoni and others
@ 6.30 pm, Sala B – Film “Mamma Roma“(ITA 1962, 102′) directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini
@ 9.00 pm – “Pasolini/Pound. Odi et amo” by Leonardo Petrillo.. A play by the Teatro Stabile del Friuli Venezia Giulia

December 18 – Congress Hall, “Pasoliniana” – homage to Pierpaolo Pasolini
@ 2.00 pm, Sala B – film “Il Vangelo secondo Matteo” (ITA/FRA 1964, 137′) by Pier Paolo Pasolini
@ 17.00 pm, Sala B – “Pier Paolo Pasolini e il cinema” a talk with Roberto Chiesi, Giancarlo Marinelli, Claudio Siniscalchi and Others
@ 6.30 pm, Sala B – Film “Accattone” (ITA 1961, 116′) by Pier Paolo Pasolini
@ 9.00 pm, Sala A – “Invertiti” a production by Fondazione Taormina Arte. A CONCERT with: Gery Palazzotto (lyrics), Fabio Lannino (original music), Silvia Francese (narrative voice), Laura Sfilio (voice), Tommaso Bruno Lannino (piano), Fabio Lannino (guitar, basso and drums)

December 20 – Congress Hall, Sala B
@ 9.00 pm – “Forte Trio” a state trio from the Republic of Kazakhstan: Maxat Jussupov (violin), Murat Narbekov (cello), Timur Urmancheyev (piano and artistic direction). Music by Maurice Ravel (Trio per pianoforte in la minore) and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (Trio nr 1 in re minore, Op.49)

December 21 – Congress Hall @ 9.00 pm
Arturo Brachetti in “Pierino e il lupo” with the Ensemble Symphony Orchestra. Giacomo Loprieno diretction

December 22 – Congress Hall @ 9.00 pm
@ 9.00 pm – Symphonic Concert of the Nuova Orchestra Scarlatti. ilya Grubert (violin), Stefano pagliani (direction). Music by L.V. Beethoven (Ouverture da Coriolano and Simphony n. 4 ), M. Bruch (Concert per violino n. 1 op. 26)

December 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31 
Pianoforti sul Corso – from 5.00pm to 8.30pm in the main street Corso Umberto

December 23 – Congress Hall, Sala A
@ 9.00 pm “Cinema Serenade – Magico Natale” with the Bellini Ensemble. Music by Ennio Morricone, Gardel, Tchaikovsky,
Shostakovich, Piovani, Zimmer

December 26 – Congress Hall, Sala A
@7.00 pm – Christmas Concert by Children’s Choir of Taormina “Piccolo Coro Città di Taormina”. Direction: Ivan Lo Giudice

December 28 – Congress Hall, Sala A
@ 9.00 pm – “Astor – homage to Astor Piazzolla” With Gloria Campaner (piano); Alessandro Carbone (clarinet) and Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi (bandoneon)

December 29 – Congress Hall, Sala A
@ 9.00 pm – Piano recital with Alexander Yakovlev (piano). Music by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Pletnev, Glinka, Liszt

December 30 –Congress Hall, Sala A
Orchestra Jazz Siciliana – Fondazione The Brass Group. With Vito Giordano, Bepi Garsia, Silvio Barbara, Francesco Nicolosi,
Francesco Buzzurro, Lidia Schillaci. Director: Domenico Riina

December 31 – Ancient Theatre
@ 11.30 am “Christmas Ladies”.
Carmen Avellone, Lucy Garsia, Flora Faja, Anna Bonomolo Alessandra Mirabella (voices)
Vito Giordano (solo trumpet, arrangements and conductor)
Diego Spitaleri (piano)
Sebastiano Alioto (drums)
Giuseppe Preiti (keyboard)
Umberto Porcaro (guitars)
Fabio Lannino (double bass and bass guitar)

January 1 @ Congress Hall, Sala A
@ 7.00 pm – Taormina Plectrum Orchestra
Direction; Antonino Pellitteri. Music by Verdi, Bellini, Lehár, Cimarosa, Morricone, Gardel, Battiato

January 4-5-6 gennaio – Congress Hall from 3.30pm to 6.00pm
Acting laboratories for children and teens by Anna Maria Raccuia

January 6 – Congress Hall
Finissage exhibition

 

 

MORE INFO

Fondazione Taormina Arte
www.facebook.com/fondazionetaorminartesicilia – info@taormina-arte.com – Mobile: +39 391 7462146

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

 

FINC Comedy Festival

Festival Internazionale della Comicità Muta

Taormina, 5-11 December 2022

 

International Nouveau Clown Festival
The International Comedy Festival “FINC” aims to develop the interest of a new audience and to create curiosity of public opinion towards the Nouveau Clown (New Clown) not only in the artistic field, but also in the social one. Starting from the clown’s vision of life which can influence behavior and change certain habits by reversing the increasingly accentuated tendency to bad taste.

The FINC, thanks to its uniqueness, has received recognition from the Ministry of Culture for three years (2022/24) which will allow the organization, provided by Theater Degart, to develop a targeted action, which aims to disclosure the comic culture.

The artists involved will be chosen not only for their curriculum but also for their human dimension, for the skills they have in involving the new audience, with great regard for young people and families. The public will be able to enjoy moments of great involvement and participation. Important issues such as bullying and internet addiction will also be involved lightly.

Moreover, thanks to the great heterogeneity of the artists, the “FINC” will take the viewer on a dreamlike journey, from the great protagonists of the Comedy of Art to puppets and marionettes, from silent comedy to the world of timeless imagination, from contemporary circus to new comic creations by Under 35 artists.

The “FINC” International Comedy Festival will last 7 days during which free and paid shows will be offered, workshops, workshops, courses and meetings with the artist, insights into comic art and the importance of the concept of self derisionAutoderisione which is the Festival’s main topic

With a massive involvement of local schools, serious issues such as BULLYING and INCLUSION will be addressed by presenting the philosophy of the art of failure which is the identification of our comic genre.

(Source: https://fincfestival.com)

 

—–>> FULL PROGRAM <<—–

THE ARTISTS (In Italian)

 

20   Representations
5     Italian Companies
4     Foreign Companies
4     National Premieres
4     Laboratories
2     Workshops with Avner Eisenberg and Gerardo Mele (assistant of Pierre Byland) –
1     Contest

 

MORE INFO

https://fincfestival.com/

https://www.facebook.com/FestivalFinc

 

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

ART EXHIBITION

4around

Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano, from November 26th 2022 to January 1st 2023

Opening Hours: 10.00am/1.00pm – 3.00pm/7.00pm

Free Entrance

 

Collective exhibition of contemporary art.

Leit motif of the exhibition: our present life, climate change, sustainability.

4 artists, 4 concepts: Ezio Cicciarella, Paolo Greco, Rosa Mundi, Enzo Rovella

 

MORE INFO

Ezio Cicciarella > www.facebook.com/ezio.cicciarella.art – www.eziocicciarella.com

Paolo Greco > www.facebook.com/paolo.greco.31

Rosa Mundi > www.facebook.com/rosamundiartist

Enzo Rovella > www.facebook.com/enzo.rovella

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Drusilla Foer
“Eleganzissima”

Ancient Theatre, Tuesday 13th Septembe 2022 @ 9.30 pm

 

TICKETS on boxol.it and ticketone.it
Stalls (Parterre): € 57.50
Gallery: € 49,50
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 40,30
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 31,10

 

MORE INFO

https://drusillafoer.com/

www.facebook.com/drusilla.foer/

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

 

C A N C E L L E D

 

tickets already purchased remain valid for the next date

Umberto Tozzi

Gloria, Forever Tour 2022

Ancient Theatre, Sunday 9 October, 2022 @ 9.30 pm

 

Umberto Tozzi (born 1952) is an Italian pop and rock singer and composer. Over the course of his career, he has sold over 70 million records in different languages internationally, and his biggest international hits are: “Stella Stai”, “Gloria”, “Tu” and “Ti Amo”.

 

TICKETS on boxol.it and ticketone.it
Stalls (Parterre): € 69,00
Gallery: € 59,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 49,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 29,00

 

MORE INFO

www.umbertotozzi.com

www.facebook.com/umbertotozziofficial

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

P O S T P O N E D   T O   O C T O B E R  9

due to continuing COVID-19 symptoms

Tickets purchased remain valid for the new date

Click HERE fo the new date >> www.taormina.it/october-8-2022-umberto-tozzi.html

Umberto Tozzi

Gloria, Forever Tour 2022

Ancient Theatre, Sunday September 25th 2022 @ 9.30

 

Umberto Tozzi (born 1952) is an Italian pop and rock singer and composer. Over the course of his career, he has sold over 70 million records in different languages internationally, and his biggest international hits are: “Stella Stai”, “Gloria”, “Tu” and “Ti Amo”.

 

TICKETS on boxol.it and ticketone.it
Stalls (Parterre): € 69,00
Gallery: € 59,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 49,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 29,00

 

MORE INFO

www.umbertotozzi.com

www.facebook.com/umbertotozziofficial

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Marco Masini

Ancient Theatre, Saturday 24th September 2022 @9.00 pm

 

Marco Masini (born 18 September 1964 in Florence), is an Italian singer-songwriter, musician and pianist.
As of 2021, he has released 11 studio albums, 12 compilations, and 3 live albums.

 

TICKETS on ticketone.it
Stalls (Parterre): € 79,00
Gallery: € 69,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 46,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 35,00

 

MORE INFO

www.marcomasini.it

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta